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Item:223209931088Unusual Chinese Ming Dynasty (15th Century) Blue on White Calligraphy Decorated Tall Style Ginger Jar Wonderful rare discovery of an earlier Ming Dynasty, probably 15th century, slender form ginger jar. This slender form was classic in the earlier Ming Dynasty. The jar is high fired fine stoneware and white glazed. The jar is decorated with three blue wonderfully executed calligraphy characters. I have not been able to make a perfect translation but it does mention a particular year (year of the tiger) and possibly an Emperor mark. Was probably made in celebration of the New Year during that Emperor’s reign. The form of the vessel, the color of the blue decoration and the style of the calligraphy date the piece to the 15th century. The jar has no cracks or hairlines. There are a few very minor chips on the rim and some minor glaze pops as expected on a piece this old. The glaze is heavily grazed. The vessel has seen long term burial. The base is encrusted with manganese crystals and under 40X magnification the crazing in covered in crystallization. This is truly and exceptional vessel. Calligraphy decorated pieces are rare and the calligraphy on this piece was made by a skilled and artful calligrapher. The calligraphy signifies an important event. These are highly sought and I an offering it at a bargain price. Provenience: An Old Tulsa Estate of an oil man who worked around the world. Dimensions: Height 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm), Widest Diameter (at shoulder) 3 3/4 inches (9.3 cm), Rim Diameter 2 3/16 inches (5.5 cm), Foot Diameter 3 1/8 inches (7.8 cm). If you have any questions or require additional information please call me at 520-429-0177. Note: For International sales, buyer is responsible for all mailing and import duty costs. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
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